Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – the weekly writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.
This is the third night of being so tired I wanted to just go to bed but am wide awake. It is also the third night my husband has been in the hospital.
He had a kidney transplant 12 years ago and although the kidney continues to work well, he has had a number of problems – from diabetes, heart arrhythmia, to an incisional hernia – that has become almost too big to operate. He suffers from pain with his stomach as well, several times a month.
He was in pain Thursday and Friday but on Saturday, after not eating for two days, the pain was unbearable. We went to emerg. and he was finally admitted with a bowel obstruction.
The surgeon was wonderful and opted for a non-invasive method of easing the blockage. It may mean a few more days in the hospital but it seems to be working. Tomorrow (okay, actually later today, Tues.) he starts more solid food to see if he can tolerate digesting it.
So I spend my days with him. He has actually become more like his old self. The pain over the past year especially has made him lose his optimism. He has lost faith that anything can help.
But maybe this doctor will be able to help him with this as well as with the hernia. I certainly hope so.
So, I come home alone. Read a bit, eat, catch up on a few blogs and eat and read and even watch a bit of TV. And then around 2, when I can’t stay awake I go to bed, and then toss and turn. I am very tired. But I am so thankful my husband is being looked after and pray that his pain will be greatly lessoned, once and for all.